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Hans Schmidt

April 25, 1944 — August 20, 2022

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Hans Peter Schmidt, age 78, of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 20, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest in Allentown, PA.

He was the spouse of Elena Schmidt, with whom he loved and shared 33 years of marriage.

Born in Karlsruhe, Germany he was the son of Eugene Schmidt and Hilde Hammer Schmidt.

Hans is a graduate of the Santa Barbara High School Class of 1962.

Hans proudly served our country in the United States Navy for 30-years. He enlisted and served as an electrician’s mate and then trained to be a Corpsman. HMCM (SW) ret. Hans Schmidt, fondly known as “Doc Schmidt”, served in the United States Navy from 1962 through 1992, including service in the Vietnam War. He spent a year at Palmer Station, Antarctica. He served on many Ships and in Naval Hospitals. He spoke fondly of his days at the Subic Bay, Philippines Naval Hospital. He served as Command Master Chief and head of manpower management, retiring from the US Naval Hospital Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hans and Elena spent the last 30-years after retiring running an antique business, traveling all over the place to find unique collectibles. He was well known for his Zippos.

He is survived by Elena Schmidt (Wife), his four sons, stepchildren and spouses: David, Eric, Christopher, and Timothy and Jiraporn Schmidt, Russell and Liz Dunlevy, Richard and Suzanne Dunlevy, Karen and Joe Miller, four siblings: Heidi Schmidt, Gary Gnirss, Rose-Marie Parr, Leilani Price and thirteen beloved grandchildren.

You are invited to visit with Hans’s family and friends from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, 135 W. Pumping Station Rd. Quakertown, Pennsylvania. His funeral service will follow at 12:00 PM. Military Interment at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newton, Pennsylvania at 2:30 PM. Family and friends are invited to a luncheon following interment.

Donations in Hans' memory can be made to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation at https://t2t.org/donate/ or 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Hans Schmidt, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Public Viewing

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, Ltd.

135 W Pumping Station Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, Ltd.

135 W Pumping Station Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951

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Committal

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

2:30 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Washington Crossing National Cemetery

830 Highland Rd, Newtown, PA 18940

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